Leonardo show opens in Florence, Italy

Mar 28, 2006

Leonardo da Vinci's famed study of the brain, a self portrait and his famous St. Jerome will be part of a new show about the Renaissance genius.

The program at Florence's Uffizi Gallery, opening Tuesday, is reportedly designed to present an "undistorted" picture of Leonardo's contribution to science, technology, art and culture, organizers told Italy's ANSA news service.

The show presents a series of faithful and spectacular models of the most innovative machines and most ingenious experiments conceived by Leonardo during his lifetime, from 1452 to 1519.

The exhibition was created by the Florence History of Science Museum and entitled "The Mind of Leonardo, The Universal Genius at Work."

Organizers say the show will present a "fascinating, historically correct image of the mind of Leonardo, set against the context of the time in which he lived."

For the first time, they told ANSA, visitors will be able to grasp the relationships between Leonardo's artistic studies, those on nature and anatomy, the design of machines and buildings, and his scientific theories.

The show is the first of a European series of Leonardo exhibits sponsored by the Council of Europe and entitled The Universal Leonardo.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Greenland darkening to continue, predicts CCNY expert Marco Tedesco

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Public boarding school—the way to solve educational ills?

4 hours ago

Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that put round-the-clock attention on students and away from such daunting problems as poverty, ...

Study finds we think better on our feet, literally

Apr 24, 2015

A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. In fact, preliminary results show 12 percent ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.